Apparently I have the ability (have had it all along, actually) to slap a label onto the bottom of each post, and then put a list of all labels in a gadget on my sidebar. This gives me, in essence, an index.
So if you were interested in reading all things chicken, you could just click on chickens in my sidebar and up would pop all posts I've written about chickens.
So neat and tidy. I love it.
So now I'm trying to go back through all my old posts to add labels to things.
Of course, true to life, many things can't be so neatly categorized as "chickens", "dogs", "adoption".
I mean, how am I supposed to label the post about when the Raisinet dropped out of my shirt? Clearly, I can't (or shouldn't) create a category called "candy dropping out of clothing". And this post about labels. Should I have a category for "labels"? That just seems redundant and stupid.
So I have actually started a label called "random/funny". In it you will find some things random. Some things funny. Some things, if you're lucky, will be both random AND funny.
Click this button. Not randomly. But very methodically, every single day. If you like me even one single bit.
Like Mr. Rogers used to say (paraphrased), Won't - you be - my Followers?
A Little History
Quite frankly, I don't know what I was thinking at the time. We went from 3 kids by birth to "oh, let's adopt a 4th" without a whole lot of deliberation.
While adopting said 4th (in Kazakhstan), we met a young man of 8 yrs by the name of Borya. Thought he was a pretty nice kid and years later found out we could adopt him too. Only thing was, he came as a 2-in-1 package with his younger sister Ylia. What the hay, said we, and rushed headlong into the adoption process. Again. To adopt two kids that were 10 and 13 at the time.
Started a blog to keep track of where my head was in this adoption game. When Borya and Ylia arrived home, we were suddenly the proud parents of six kids, ages 9, 10, 11, 11, 13 and 13.
That was back in 2009, but I still blog. I figure what doesn't make us laugh makes us cry, and I'd rather be laughing.
Also? We live on a farm(ish) with a few dozen critters. You're just as likely to read a post about the farming side of things as you are the parenting side. Thought you might want to know in case you have allergies or something.
As for the structure of this blog, I pretty much post on a daily basis, and I tend to be all over the place in what I write about, so if it's nice, neat and compartmentalized you're looking for, be off with you now, you won't find it here.
I do have some structure, though, I'm not a total bohemian. I roll like this:
Mon: Mirth Monday. A little somethin' to make you chuckle.
Tues: Sometimes Adoption Tuesday, sometimes A Tip For Tuesday, sometimes random thoughts.
Weds: Wordless Wednesday. Usually a photo or some artwork from myself or one of my oh-so-talented children.
Thurs: all random, all the time.
Fri: Farm Friday. Speaks for itself.
Sat, Sun: More random musings.
Feel free to explore and don't be shy -- drop me a line to say hello, and be sure to add yourself as a follower. Feeds my ego in a big way. I'm very insecure.
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